The future of Step Up To Quality—and the ripple effect it has had over the past 10 years on the growth and stabilization of our community’s educational and economic infrastructure—is at risk. Read More about Act Now to Save SUTQ! »
Calling all Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley family child care providers to our “Family Child Care Connections” virtual monthly meeting! Read More about Family Child Care Connections: June Meeting »
Today, the future of Step Up To Quality—and helping children get that best possible educational foundation—is at risk. The changes to Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) and other state support for child care in the current version of the State of Ohio Budget will reduce the number of programs able to participate in SUTQ.
The investment in quality child care has changed the game for more than 24,000 children in Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley whose families are receiving state assistance for child care. Read More about 24,000 Children in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley Need Your Voice »
We know that marketing your child care program to families can feel like an enormous task. 4C for Children’s new Child Care Program Portal is now available to make sharing your program information easier than ever! Read More about Market Your Child Care Program to New Families »
4C for Children is partnering with organizations across the state such as Groundwork Ohio, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Montgomery County Preschool Promise, and many others, to share the following message: Read More about Advocacy Alert: Make Your Voice Heard »
“Playing together in nature is as much about us as it is about the child. Children get to celebrate and be themselves, while we are reminded of our inner child—the essence of who we are.” —Nicolette Sowder
June is National Great Outdoors Month. The benefits children reap through playing outdoors is endless!
Read More about Your Family In The Great Outdoors! »
4C for Children’s virtual Ohio Approved training is free from now through June 30! Make sure to complete all your PD Biennium requirements by June 30. Read More about Get Your Final PD Biennium Hours ASAP »
4C for Children Coaches are here for you! We are here to support you as you walk through your child care journey…if you are just starting out or if you are seeking to increase your Step Up To Quality rating. Join us for a virtual session! Read More about Coaching Corner: June Sessions »
Child care providers: You are essential! We are pleased to see the recognition of your amazing efforts through Gov. DeWine’s Hero Pay initiative. As shared by ODJFS, child care providers may be eligible for Hero Pay, dating back to October 2020 and through September 2021. You can receive $300 per quarter up to a total of $1,200. First quarter payments will begin in mid-July 2021. Read More about Hero Pay for Ohio Child Care Providers »
A Note from 4C for Children President/CEO Vanessa Freytag:
For the past several weeks, 4C for Children has worked with members of the Cincinnati City Council to advocate for additional support for and expansion of child care programs in the community. As a result, $1 million of the approximately $279 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal stimulus funds earmarked for Cincinnati have been allocated to a Child Care Startup Fund, which would provide critical resources and start-up funding for potential child care providers. Read More about Child Care Start Up Funds Allocated »